Monitor Speaker Static Problem

Over the last three weeks or so my samsung sm171p lcd monitor has started to emit a loud hiss and crackle from the built-in speakers when powered up. After a few minutes it slowly dies down to silence but it's getting louder and lasting longer every day. It happens when it comes out of a period of standby more than half an hour as well. If you turn it off then back on once it's warmed up it doesn't do it. I have unplugged everything, taken it to another room and powered it up with nothing but the power connected, and it still does it so i know it's not interference or a loose cable. So it has to be an internal but i'm not the best with a soldering iron!

Don't get me wrong, i'm not asking the forum to diagnose it and offer step by step instructions to fix it! But i'd appreciate it if anyone knows what might be causing this and could give me some hints as to what sort of thing to look for if i decide to get inside it?

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